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Rod James

Rod James is a reporter with Secondaries Investor and also contributes to sister title PrivateEquityInternational.com. He is based in the London office. Prior to PEI, his roles included a stint as a freelancer covering fintech and transaction banking, CEEMEA capital markets reporter with EMEA Finance magazine, and editor of the Latin American political and economic risk team at IHS Global Insight.

Temasek unveils $1.1bn PE portfolio to back CFO

Blackstone and Silver Lake feature strongly in the portfolio underpinning the state backed firm's Astrea IV collateralised fund obligation.

What Mubadala did next

A huge stapled secondaries deal last April set sovereign wealth fund Mubadala on the road to being a third-party fund manager, but what has it done with the capital?

Korean pension issues private equity RFP

Public Officials Benefit Association, which has $9.2bn under management, is putting aside an initial $150m for primaries, secondaries and coinvestments.

Edmond de Rothschild seeks €1bn across multiple strategies

The private investment arm of the French asset manager will launch hybrid fund of funds, growth capital, infrastructure and real estate vehicles this year.

Montana hires former Adveq chief executive as COO

Sven Lidén, who left the private equity firm after it was acquired by Schroders, has started his new role at the Swiss secondaries specialist.

An IRRitating metric

Is the internal rate of return the most appropriate way of presenting investment performance?

Is private equity running on a ‘fad cycle’?

UK public pensions have not been seduced into private equity’s growth as successfully as some other investors. Sarah Smart, chairwoman of pensions administrator TPT Retirement Solutions, suggests some reasons why.

PE comes out on top for Finland’s KEVA

The asset class returned 2.2% in the first quarter against a volatile backdrop characterised by pension reform and the threat of a trade war.

Edi Truell: low salary behind lack of UK pension PE appetite

Pension pooling will not only reduce costs but allow UK pensions to hire people that can go toe-to-toe with private equity managers, argues Pension SuperFund creator Edi Truell.

Is private equity running on a ‘fad cycle’?

UK public pensions have not been seduced into private equity’s growth as successfully as some other investors. Sarah Smart, chairwoman of pensions administrator TPT Retirement Solutions, suggests some reasons why.

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